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Preliminary traffic, facilities studies presented to council

Studies on traffic/pedestrian traffic patterns from specialists with the Texas Historical Commission staff and a proposed use of space next to the city hall were presented to  members of the Mount Vernon City Council at their regular monthly meeting.

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County to Legislators: Some bills are not a one size fits all

Franklin County elected officials signed a joint letter of concern to local legislators outlining their alarm that at least two of the bills being proposed present major financial obstacles for smaller counties with the potential to require major job cuts as well as cuts to services if passed.

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Cypress Springs SUD boil water notice lifted

An out-of-place water line was broken during road construction around 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, which resulted in issuance of a boil water notice for 250 connections served by the Cypress Springs Special Utility District east of the City of Winnsboro in both Wood and Franklin counties.

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Bank robber convicted on Federal charges

Bobby Wayne LanceBobby Wayne Lance, age 48, was found guilty late last week by a jury on all eight points of the federal indictment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Texarkana which included the 2015 robbery of the Cypress Branch of the First National Bank of Mount Vernon.

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City proceeding with more waste water line work

Members of the Mount Vernon City Council are moving forward with engineering  of the $1.7 million Phase 2 waste water collection system replacement and improvements project,

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Options for Cypress Springs flooding presented

Engineering reports on how the recent flooding of Lake Cypress Springs might be resolved were presented at a special called meeting of the Franklin County Water District Monday night.

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Ambulance calls exceeding projections for new service

The number of calls being received by the Hopkins County Hospital District’s Emergency Medical Services  in Franklin County at the end of its first full month of service exceeded the projected figures by just over 40 percent, according to their report to the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday.

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Engineering report to be presented Monday

The Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) on alternatives to address potential issues with flooding around Lake Cypress Springs will be presented in a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 6 at The County Seat building.

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Preliminary Engineering Report to be presented to water district

The Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) on alternatives to address potential issues with flooding around Lake Cypress Springs will be presented in a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 6 at The County Seat.

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